Choice Hotels International Foundation Present Chef`s Best Dinner and Auction

More Than 60 of Washington`s Most Prestigious Chefs to Prepare Splendid Array of Delicacies to Help Feed People Living With HIV/AIDS, Breast Cancer and Other Life-Challenging Illnesses

Food & Friends will host its 12th Annual Chef`s Best Dinner & Auction presented by Choice Hotels International Foundation to help raise funds for people living with HIV/AIDS, breast cancer and other life-challenging illnesses throughout the Washington Metropolitan area.

Started 12 years ago by David Hagedorn, former chef and owner of Trumpet`s Restaurant and Lounge, Chef`s Best has grown from 11 chefs and 240 guests to more than 60 chefs and 1,500 guests.

WHO: More than 60 talented culinary artists. Other Special Invited Guests.
This year`s Community Service Award recipient is the Avon Products Foundation.

WHEN: Monday, June 3, 2002 - VIP Reception Begins at 6:00 p.m. ET


WHERE: The Hilton Washington & Towers (1919 Connecticut Ave. NW)
HOW: Tickets are $175 and seating is limited. To reserve tickets please call (202) 863-1837.

Food & Friends is the only organization in the Washington Metropolitan area providing home-delivered meals, groceries and nutrition counseling to people living with HIV/AIDS and other life-challenging illnesses. Since 1988, Food & Friends has provided more than 4 million meals to more than 5,800 individuals. Our service area encompasses approximately 6,800 square miles including the District of Columbia and 14 counties of Maryland and Virginia. For more information on Food & Friends, visit